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CNET News.com: Microsoft putting final touches on Windows 2000

Aug 18, 1999, 16:12 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Wylie Wong)

"Microsoft...today detailed the specific features each version of Windows 2000, formerly called Windows NT, will offer and said it will deliver in early September a second 'release candidate'..."

"Microsoft executives today said the company is still on track to ship the final version of Windows 2000 by the end of the year. It all depends on the second release candidate..."

"The Advanced Server will support eight processors and can cluster together two servers, while the Datacenter can support 32 processors and cluster four servers together."

"A feature found only on the Datacenter version allows users to set priorities for certain applications. For example, users can give priority to online transactions during the day but at night, give priority to inventory reports... Microsoft will deliver the Datacenter edition three to four months after the other versions ship. Pricing won't be announced until Microsoft ships the final versions..."

"Among the new features in Windows 2000 is new technology called IntelliMirror, which will allow users to store an 'image' of their desktops on a back-end Windows 2000 server system."

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